The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween!

The itsy bitsy pumpkin
rolled down the spooky street.
He passed a ghoulish ghost
and some stinky goblin’s feet.

A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!


  • Age Range: 2 - 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Itsy Bitsy
  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Brdbk edition (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481405055
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481405058
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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  1. This is my son’s favorite book! It is short, rhyming and has cute illustrations. Perfect to capture the attention of my 14-month old. I read it in a sing-song voice and act silly throughout (when we get to the “stinky gobblin feet” page I smell his tootsies and say “Peeyew!” and he giggles and then when we get to the part that says “quickly bounced away” I bounce him on my lap).

  2. My two year old son loves this book. It goes perfectly with the itsy bitsy spider tune. He loves that I sing it. It’s a quick book so we usually read it more than once! Luckily It’s a really fun one to read
    🙂 Beautiful illustrations-very bright and colorful!

  3. What a special Halloween treat! This board book will delight any toddler with its easy to turn, thick pages and colorful illustrations. The rhyming text is simple but fun to read aloud. All in all, this is a little book you’ll want to share during the weeks leading up to Halloween.
    I’m placing this book in my suitcase right now to take to my granddaughter on my forthcoming visit…Brynn will love it!

    Book provided by publisher.

  4. LO was 19 months when she received this book. She loves it! So, perfect Halloween book for a baby or toddler.
    Now at 21 months she is just at the age of starting to want to read more complicated books like Green Eggs & Ham, although she continues to enjoy her board books. This one is particularly cute, with nice illustrations, a funny story, and it’s perfect for singing (the itsy bitsy spider)

  5. This is my two year old son’s favorite Halloween book. It is written as a rendition of “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and he loves to sing-read along. We have since ordered it for other little friends because it is such a big hit.

  6. My son is 17 months old and he was so in love with pumpkins this year! He loved pointing them out in the stores and in all of the Halloween / Fall decorations. So, I bought this book for fun. It’s so perfect. It’s a great size board book that is just the right size to have nice, clear illustrations and still small enough that he can hold it well himself. The tune reads like the Itsy Bitsy Spider, which is also one of his favorites, and it’s great for us both. He likes the sing-song-y, rhyming tunes (and so do I). Great seasonal book, but I’m sure he will be making us read this well into summer. One of his favorites!

  7. A darling story about an itsy bitsy pumpkin and it’s adventures as it rolls away . A parody to the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. My two year old granddaughter has me sing/read it to her over and over again! This is a perfect selection for children ages birth to ages 100. People of all ages like to to have fun too! It could be used in any situation for choral reading. Pages could be copies or parts given out to be read. Groups could be assigned specific phrases to read throughout he book, etc. this simple children’s picture book has many academic applications.

  8. Great take on the itsy bitsy spider song! My boys love it and I don’t mind reading (or singing) it 12 times in a row like other stories. We even sing it during bath time or on car rides. I will definitely be giving this as a gift as well because it’s so lovable!

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